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SABMiller PLC - Director/PDMR Shareholding

RNS Number:9181O
SABMiller PLC
15 July 2005


SABMiller plc


Notification of Transactions of Directors in accordance with DR3.1.4R
Notification of directors' interests: Companies Act 1985 s329


EBT Release


The independent trustee of the SABMiller plc Employment Benefit Trust (the
'EBT'),  notified the company on 13 July 2005 that it had on the 12 July 2005
exercised its discretion and released 400,000 ordinary shares in SABMiller plc
to executive directors participating in the Performance Share Award Scheme.
These shares relate to exceptional conditional awards made on 9 July 2002 to the
Group CEO, Mr. E.A.G. Mackay and the Group CFO, Mr. M.I. Wyman, as previously
approved by shareholders at the company's EGM on 01 July 2002.


The shares were released in line with the Remuneration Committee's decision on
17 May 2005 that all 400,000 special performance shares would vest on the third
anniversary date of the award, having both met the TSR and overall financial
performance conditions in full and recognising that both Mr. Mackay and Mr.
Wyman would still be in service on the anniversary date.


   Director        Shares released to     Shares sold on behalf of    Shares
retained by
                       director          the directors to meet PAYE       director
                                              and NIC liability
Mr. E.A.G. Mackay     240,000                   98,457                    141,543
Mr. M.I. Wyman        160,000                   65,638                     94,362


Price per share for shares sold:   £8.77 per ordinary share
Date of sale:                      13 July 2005
Date company informed of sale:     14 July 2005


The revised total shareholding for each director pursuant to the release of
shares under the EBT and subsequent sale to meet PAYE and NIC liability, is as
follows

   Director                       Beneficial Holding

Mr. E.A.G. Mackay                     249,751
Mr. M.I. Wyman                        260,598


The shares sold on behalf of the directors to meet PAYE and NIC liability were
purchased by the EBT.   Following these transactions, the EBT holds a total of
3,679,317 ordinary shares in SABMiller plc in which certain senior employees,
including the following directors and Persons Discharging Managerial
Responsibility ('PDMR's'), have an interest as potential beneficiaries: Mr.
E.A.G. Mackay, Mr. M.I. Wyman, Mr. N.J. Adami, Ms. S. Clark, Dr. A. Clark,
Mr. J Nel, Mr. A.C. Parker, Mr. A.O.C. Tonkinson, Mr. C.A. van Kralingen.


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